November 13, 2009

"Some Things Statisticians Do at Google" (Next Week at the Statistics Seminar)

Attention conservation notice: Of no use to you unless (1) you want to know what statisticians do at search-engine companies and (2) you are in Pittsburgh.
Mike Meyer, "Some Things Statisticians Do at Google"
Abstract: I'll talk about a number of projects at Google where statisticians have made a large contribution. There will not be a lot of technical details. In some cases I will just describe the problem.
The major example will be a description of the statistical and engineering infrastructure to support live traffic experiments at Google.
A common theme of the problems is the importance of understanding basic statistical principles that can be applied and modified to handle new data and new circumstances.
Place and time: Monday, 16 November at 4 pm, in Doherty Hall A310

As always, the talk is free and open to the public.

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